Category: Labor

Shamus Cooke: The Labor Movement’s Pearl Harbor Moment

Unions must be transformed back into the mobilizing and fighting organizations that earned them the rights the Court is now attempting to take away

Elizabeth Mpofu: La Via Campesina: Building an International Movement for Food and Seed Sovereignty

We are organized and we know what we want

Aviva Chomsky: All the News That’s Fit to Print

How the Media Hide Undocumented Workers

Henry A. Giroux: Exile as a Space of Disruption in the Academy

Mimicking the instrumental logic of a business culture, too many administrators lack the vision, totality of knowledge, or will to address what role the university should play in a democracy

Jack Rasmus: Attacks on US Public Workers and Unions Intensify

There is a renewed focus on limiting union resources and political action

Jeremy Brecher: “Making the Promises Real”: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement

A labor climate program can draw together workers, unions, and allies around protecting jobs by protecting the climate

Paul Rubin: Whither Unions? – Organizing Lessons from a Right-To-Work State

One union local in historically conservative Arizona has continued to grow not just in size but, more importantly, in influence. I believe there are lessons here for labor activists across the nation

Pete Dolack: A Global Working Class in Formation

With the rise of a working class rooted in the global South comes worker militancy in the same geographies. This is militancy that has yet to attract much notice in the advanced capitalist countries of the North. One reason lies in the withering of labor movements across the North, and a belief in some circles, Read more…

Paul Street: Hate of the Union: the TPP is an Offense to the People

When Feelings Reflect Reality Introduced in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty Four, the word “doublethink” refers to the ability to hold two contradictory ideas in your mind at the same time and to believe both of them. I don’t know about the belief part (see note 2, below), but Barack Obama’s seventh and thankfully Read more…

Sarah Lazare: Under-the-Radar Supreme Court Case Poses Profound Threat to Unions Nationwide

Whatever happens with the the case, rights campaigners urge that now is the time to be vigilant

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